A business permit is issued to you if you can show that a vehicle is essential for the running of the business you work for or own. Only two permits will be issued per business and we do not issue these permits to you if you are only commuting to work or loading and unloading goods.
- Can I have a business permit?
- How many permits can my business have?
- How do I apply for, or renew my, business permit?
- What documents do I need to provide?
- How much does it cost and how can I pay?
- I am changing my vehicle. What do I do?
- I am no longer working for the company. What do I do?
- What are the terms and conditions of use?
- I have received a Penalty Charge Notice. What do I do?
If you can show that the vehicle is essential for the running of your business we may be able to issue you with a permit.
We do not issue business permits for the purposes of commuting to work, for taking money to the bank or for loading/unloading.
We do not issue business permits in Zone Y and Z. Find out what zone your business is in.
To see if there is a waiting list for business permits please see our waiting lists webpage.
Each business is entitled to two permits per business. If there are different departments in your business they cannot have more.
If the company is split into different sections and they are seen as separate businesses with different VAT registration numbers this may be considered for an additional 2 business permits.
If you are renewing your business permit complete the business permit renewal form
Once completed return it to us in person or by post together with the documents that are requested.
You will need to provide two proofs of business such as business rates or a utility bill.
Please send in copies of the documents do not send in originals.
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Low emission is defined as a vehicle (not a diesel vehicle) that produces 120g/km or less CO2 emissions.This needs to be verified by the production of the V5C
Vehicles registered before March 2001 do not show CO2 emissions and therefore do not qualify for a discount
Low emission Diesel vehicles
From 3 April 2017 Low emission Diesel vehicles do not qualify for a discount and are charged at the full permit price. For further details please see our fees and charges web page
You can pay by cash, cheque and credit or debit card (including American Express).
Please write your name and address on the reverse of the cheque and make it payable to Brighton & Hove City council.
I have a low emissions vehicle how do I claim the discount?
You will need to provide a copy of your vehicle registration document to show that you are eligible for a low emissions discount.
This applies to vehicles that have been registered after 2001 and which have CO2 emissions of no more than 120g/km. Please see your V5C document for details.
You can park in a permit holders bay or a shared use bay. A shared use bay is where you can park with a permit or a pay and display ticket - the sign on the street will state this.
You cannot park in a pay and display bay.
The permit does not give you concession to park anywhere else.
You need to let us know that you have changed you vehicle. Please complete the change of vehicle application form and provide one proof of business. You should also remember to return the current permit.
You need to return the permit to the council.
Please check the terms and conditions of use and also where you can park with the permit.
You should decide whether to: